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Batch Indexing Folders or Files

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Last Modified: November 7, 2019

Use job files for DataFinder instances to index specific files or folders. Targeted indexing may be necessary if files already exist but are still incomplete. Incomplete files can cause the index to contain incorrect data or lead automatic indexing to ignore a file due to an indexing error. You cannot use job files for the FileIndex instance.

  1. Open a text editor.
  2. Create the job file. Refer to Properties and Structure of Job Files for more information on the properties and structure of job files.
  3. Save the job file on a path to which the DataFinder instance has access. Job files are text files and have the file extension .dfij for DataFinder instances.
  4. In Data Indexing, click DataFinder Instances.
  5. Select an instance and click »Manage»Index»Job Files.
  6. Enable the processing of job files, select the folder to which you saved the job files and click OK. Use a UNC path to specify the folder. An example UNC path is \\Server\MyFolder.
  7. Click Apply in the highlighted area to accept the settings. A DataFinder instance processes all job files from the specified folder. After indexing, the DataFinder instance deletes the job file. If a job file contains errors, the DataFinder instance creates an Errors folder below the folder containing the job files, copies the incorrect job file to this folder, and saves a logfile with the error description in the same folder.

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